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Any Websites showing wind charts which reveal that radiation released from Japan’s nuke plants is now moving on the Jet Stream toward North America are being scrubbed off the World-Wide Web right and left by the U.S. and Australian governments.
Bill Nye, well known as “The Science Guy” to American audiences, recommended on CNN that a warning be given to North America, but was quickly silenced by a Georgia Tech professor who agreed that a meltdown occurred, but was not considered a problem.
Radioactive fallout from a nuclear explosion, though very dangerous initially, loses its intensity quickly because it is giving off so much energy. For example, fallout emitting gamma ray radiation at a rate over 1000 R/hr (fatal with half hour of exposure) shortly after an explosion, weakens to only 1/10th as strong 7 hours later. Two days later, it’s only 1/100th as strong, or as deadly, as it was initially. And, two weeks later, it is only 1/1000th as strong as it was initially. (However, radioactive fallout from sources other than a nuclear explosion, such as conventionally bombed nuclear plants or nuclear processing facilities in Iran, will likely have a higher percentage of isotopes of longer lasting duration, but fortunately likely not get into the upper winds to travel as far, compared to if a nuke was used on them in Iran.)
The fallout threat here in the USA, from an ‘event’ originating far overseas, like Iran or North Korea or Japan, will be based upon four factors;
- Type and quantity of radioactive isotopes unleashed; nuclear fission bomb(s) and/or nuclear materials facility.
- Resulting plume or mushroom cloud altitude and wind direction and speed.
- Distance and time before arriving at your location.
- Ultimate isotope type and quantity falling out at your specific location.
Originally posted by plube
well the radiation would be carried in fallout for one thing in the form of ash and particulate matter other wise the half life is very short lived.
so if people think that ash from the explosions is going to carry enough radio active material over the ocean i would feel you should think twice. man...the poor folk of Japan and here we have a bunch of paranoid Americans jumping on the ban wagon of fear...stop feeling for yourselves in your own delusional egocentric thoughts when you have all the poor Japanese people who have lost everything and are going through hell and people are worried about low concentrations of radiation that is not much higher than background radiation we encounter everyday.
Here is a nation who suffered manmade atrocities of nuclear blasts and did the fallout fron Hiroshima and Nagasaki reach the west coast nooooo.
why not go learn about the half life of the radiation and learn how it is carried in the particulate before fear mongering and show some respect to all the Japanese lives that will be lost during the this Disaster.
I Wish all those Japanese souls all the best and i hope that there will be as little as possible Radioactive reprecussions to the people of that nation whom have suffered a great tragedy,
here read some stuff to calm your nerves.
survivng falloutedit on 113131p://f26Monday by plube because: note
Originally posted by phishyblankwaters
Actually I think that fire was related to the oil plant, or whatever, that exploded, pushing burning fuel in with the tsunami.
In northeastern Japan’s Miyagi prefecture, a fire broke out in a turbine building of a nuclear power plant. Smoke was observed coming out of the building, which is separate from the plant’s reactor, and the cause is under investigation, said Tohoku Electric Power Co. the company said.